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Memoirs of a Geisha

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Memoirs of a Geisha
MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA: David James

Memoirs of a Geisha

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
144 minutes
Limited Release Date:
12/09/05
Wide Release Date:
12/23/05
performer:
Ken Watanabe, Ziyi Zhang, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh
director:
Rob Marshall
Producer:
Steven Spielberg
distributor:
Sony Pictures Entertainment
author:
Doug Wright
genre:
Romance

We gave it a C+

Swapping jazzy killers for bejeweled kimonos, Chicago director Rob Marshall gets kudos for agreeing to mastermind a chorus line of Asian-language stars — led by Ziyi Zhang as geisha-in-training Sayuri — in this adaptation of Arthur Golden’s best-selling 1997 novel.

(For a full preview of December films, check out Entertainment Weekly’s Holiday Movies issue, out in November 2005.)